A freight aircraft has made a dramatic emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on just two of its three sets of wheels.
Sparks flew from around the engine of the Boeing 767 as the metal scraped its way down the runway at over 100km/h before coming to a stop.
The pilots evacuated immediately, with emergency crews rushing to the aircraft that ended up with its nose pointing slightly up.
The flight was approaching LAX from Newark International Airport in New Jersey when the crew discovered there was an issue with the left side landing gear that meant it wasn't lowering.
In a recording of the air traffic control conversation between ground crews and the pilots onboard taken from LiveATC.net, there is obvious frustration as attempts were made to contact aircraft engineers to run through possible solutions.
"We've tried them on their cell phone," the pilot said.
"You're going to have to make it real quick, we've only got about 30 minutes of fuel onboard," the crew replied to colleagues on the ground who were attempting to contact the engineers.
"We're about 10 minutes from being on the ground."
The aircraft landed just before 5am on Wednesday (local time) and was met by dozens of emergency services staff.
The National Transportation Safety Bureau, the Federal Aviation Administration and FedEx have launched investigations into the incident.